<videovortex> Fwd: tipping point

Geert Lovink geert at xs4all.nl
Fri Jan 1 08:17:09 CET 2010

Josephine posted this to the list but maybe it didn't get through. Geert

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Josephine Starrs <j.starrs at usyd.edu.au>
> Date: 30 December 2009 6:04:57 AM
> To: <videovortex at listcultures.org>, Michael Verdi <michael at michaelverdi.com 
> >
> Cc: Geert Lovink <geert at xs4all.nl>
> Subject: Re: <videovortex> tipping point
> Dear Michael
> The toad in this video was not boiled alive and there was no animal  
> cruelty
> involved. The cane toad was filmed in hot water only after it was  
> already
> dead in order to illustrate the boiling frog anecdote. The video  
> alludes to
> the total environmental degradation at Bottle Bend Lagoon in Australia
> caused by climate change.
> The cane toad, which is a pest in Australia was put down in the  
> humane way
> suggested by Australia’s Department of Agriculture. That is to cool  
> the
> toad, so that it's metabolism slows right down and then to freeze it.
> Best
> Josephine
> http://lx.sysx.org

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